Showing posts with label police. Show all posts
Showing posts with label police. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

FAMU hires new police chief

FAMU Vice President for Student Affairs William Hudson Jr., has appointed Terence M. Calloway as the new chief of the Department of Public Safety at the university.  

“We are looking forward to having Mr. Calloway as a part of our team,” Hudson said.  “He has a plethora of experiences that will enhance campus safety.”

Calloway has served as chief of police at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn. since January 2012.  Prior to this appointment, he served as chief of police at the Village of Woodmere in Ohio.

As chief of police at Austin Peay State University, Calloway directed a staff of more than 30.  During his time there, he implemented a college-wide safe school program and various community policing programs, including Boyz2Men, The Law in You and a youth basketball camp.

Friday, February 08, 2013

U.S. attorney praises FAMUPD's assistance in iRattler hacking case

Pamela C. Marsh, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, announced indictments against three defendants charged with hacking into FAMU's iRattler computer system.

A press release from her office said that she "praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the FAMU Police Department, the United States Department of Education, the United States Secret Service, and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, whose joint investigation led to the indictment in the case."

Carl Joseph Coutard, 21, and Carliss Pereira, 22, both of Miami, Florida, and Christopher J. Wright, 22, of Fort Lauderdale, have been charged with conspiring to access iRattler in order to divert financial aid monies to themselves.

The eight-count indictment alleges that between March and November 2010, the three men illegally used the personal identifying information of their fellow FAMU students, without the students’ permission, to access the students’ financial aid information in the iRattler system.

As alleged in the indictment, the defendants then changed the students’ bank account and routing information without the students’ knowledge or consent. When the students were due to receive financial aid refunds, the defendants would divert these monies to bank accounts the defendants had fraudulently opened in the students’ names.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

FAMU "all clear" after bomb robot investigates suspicious item

The FAMU Department of Public Safety says that the university is "all clear" after following a bomb robot's examination of a suspicious item on the campus.

FAMU police sent an emergency text at 12:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon announcing that they were investigating a questionable object that was near Okaloosa Street and Wahnish Way.

The Tallahassee Police Department's Hazardous Devices Team and Leon County Sheriff's Office came to FAMU's assistance. FAMU police cleared the scene at 2:40 p.m.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Ross, who delayed retirement to assist Champion investigation, bids farewell

FAMU Chief of Police Calvin Ross announced Monday, April 2, 2012, that he plans to retire effective May 1, 2012 after 40 years in law enforcement — 11 of those years were spent at FAMU.

“It has been a pleasure serving here over the past 11 years, “ said Ross. “Please know that over the past 11 years we have seen many positive developments within the Department of Public Safety and the overall impact of safety on the university campus.”

Ross has asked to be placed on leave until his retirement on May 1, 2012. John Earst, assistant chief of police, has been appointed as acting chief until a permanent chief is selected.

Ross said he had planned initially to retire in January 2012 to assist his family with a new business venture. He said he remained to assist Orlando and state detectives with the homicide investigation of Robert Champion's death.

Sunday, April 01, 2012

TPD officer: Tallahassee Democrat article “likely hurt the speed” of hazing investigation

Tallahassee Police Department (TPD) Officer Shane Porter, who investigated an alleged hazing incident within FAMU’s Delta Iota Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity, said a Tallahassee Democrat article about the case might have negatively affected his attempts to contact suspects and witnesses.

Porter made the statement in his report includes while recounting a discussion with FAMU Music Professor Longineu Parsons. Parsons was the individual who told ex-FAMU Director of Bands Julian White about the alleged hazing. White then turned the information over to the FAMU police.

“On January 30, 2012, I spoke with Longineu Parsons via telephone,” Porter wrote. “Parsons was extremely upset at the fact that the Tallahassee Democrat had run a story in the paper on January 28, 2012, before the conclusion of the investigation. He was upset because when he was contacted by the Tallahassee Democrat reporter, he specifically asked them not to print the story yet so it wouldn’t hinder the investigation. I informed him that the story had likely hurt the speed at which the investigation would take place due to the fact that I wasn’t able to get anyone to return my phone calls after the story was printed.”

Thursday, November 05, 2009

FAMU PD: Most campus crimes committed by outsiders

FAMU’s open campus makes it particularly vulnerable to criminal acts by individuals who have no business being on The Hill.

“We have an open campus, so most crimes are [committed by] people from outside the university,” FAMU Sgt. Sherri Luke told the Gainesville Sun.

In 2008, FAMU had the second highest rates of violent and property crimes in the State University System. New College topped the list.

FAMU’s police department is responding by stepping up its identification checks and enforcement of curfews in the dormitories.